5 hours
Type of Tour

The tour is designed for those who have limited time in Athens and still want to visit the must see highlights of Athens.


Pick up/drop off
English speaking driver
Free bottled water
Entrance fees
Local licensed guide in the sites
Licensed guide for the entire tour
Luxury Mercedes sedan (1-3 passengers )
Luxury Mercedes Minivan (1-7 passengers)
Luxury Mercedes Minibus (5-17 passengers)
All vehicles are non smoking
NO cancellation fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your service date
  • Since all the tours we offer are private we have the flexibility to discuss with you any changes you wish to make in the itinerary.
  • During summer time because of the hot climate conditions in Greece we always suggest you to wear light clothes, bring with you a hat and sunscreen and make sure to wear non-slipper comfortable shoes due to the slippery terrain in the archaeological sites.
  • Also we always provide child seats or boosters whenever is needed with no extra cost. In case you are children between the passengers and you need a child seat we can provide it with no extra cost.

Our Athens half day tour starts from the most important archaeological site the Acropolis, the so called sacred rock. On the Acropolis you will admire the Parthenon, the temple that was dedicated primarily to its patron the goddess Athena, the Erectheion temple with its famous female figures the Caryatides, the temple of Athena Nike (victorious Athena), Propylaea, the monumental gateway of the Acropolis, Herodus Atticus Odeon, the ruins of the Theatre of Dionysus and finally the Areopagus (Mars hill).

We will continue our Athens half day tour by visiting the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian, the Panathenaic stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.

Proceeding we will drive you to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus hill to admire the best panoramic view of the city. Next stop will be Athens Trilogy where you will admire the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continuing our Athens half day tour you will be amazed by the change of the Presidential guards that takes place at the Parliament in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier.

At the end we will drive by the National Garden and the former Royal Palace and return you to the place we picked you up.

  • Acropolis (Propylaea, Parthenon, Erectheion, Temple of Athena Nike,)
  • Herodus Atticus Odeon
  • Theatre of Dionysus
  • Mars hill
  • Athens Trilogy (University of Athens, Academy of Athens, National Library)
  • Lycabettus hill
  • Parliament House
  • Zappeion
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Arch of Hadrian

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
September 15, 2022

We did have an exceptional tour with our driver and guide, Theodore. He spoke perfect English, was knowledgable and very personable. We saw all the sites that we felt were important to us. He customized the tour based on what we wanted to see and learn about. He discussed archaeology, history, geography, culture, government, and language.
By the end of the tour i felt like we made a true friend.
I would highly recommend this tour.

Mandi DeLuca
June 26, 2024

There are so many things I want to touch on regarding our experience with Theodore and Christos, it might be a long review but I cannot say enough things about these 2 gentlemen and how awesome they were!

I found Exceptional Tours Greece via a travel blog and when she raved about the tour and how first class and nice they were, I was already sold. Now having my own experience, I want to confirm that it is rave worthy!

Starting when I first reached out in December, Theodore was always on top of communications, my questions, recommendations, etc. Our first time in Greece for a cruise and he put us very much at ease and was so easy to work with.

We were being picked up straight from the airport to go on our tour, lunch and then dropped at our accommodations for the night. It was insanely hot and Christos made sure to make himself available no matter how long or short we stayed at a location. And when it was just too hot, he drove us around showing us the sites when we didn’t want to walk around any longer. Just very go-with-the-flow.

Theodore also made a lunch reservation for us at a great restaurant that we were very grateful for. Delicious food and not touristy area so no touristy prices!

The tour was great and when it came time to drop us at our accommodations we ran into issues with the access. Christos was trying to assist by translating the messages I was getting on calls but we sent him on his way once he unloaded the luggage.

Thankfully he was so kind to follow up with us an hour and a half later to ensure we were safe and sound in our apartments but unfortunately, we were not. We never got in and 4 women were left on the sidewalk in insane heat trying to find a hotel in a sold out city thanks to a horrible property. Christos immediately reached out to Theodore and explained. Theodore called to find out where we were and was on his way in moments to retrieve us!!!!

There were some sketchy moments in us traveling around with cab drivers before this to try and find a hotel but these gentlemen came to our rescue and got us to an Airbnb I was able to acquire 30 minutes outside of where we needed to be. But so grateful for Theodore for picking us up and securing a driver for us to the port the next day.

I was already very happy with the tour and the nice van, but this was just icing on the cake! Do yourself a favor and book Exceptional Tours Greece for Truly EXCEPTIONAL Greece Tours.

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